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Toronto film festival unveils partial slate for 39th edition

GMA Breaking News - 54 min 7 sec ago
Jean-Marc Vallee's "Wild" and David Dobkin's "The Judge" will be among the high-profile films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders.
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Dutch national day of mourning for MH17 victims Wednesday

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 7 min ago
THE HAGUE - The Netherlands has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for the 193 Dutch victims of the flight MH17 crash, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement.
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MVP hopes exhibition game fiasco won't dampen support for Gilas Pilipinas

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 7 min ago
A planned series of exhibition matches between Gilas Pilipinas and a selection of NBA stars has turned into public relations nightmare for PLDT, which bankrolled the event.
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US to release intelligence on downing of MH17

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 12 min ago
WASHINGTON - US intelligence officials were expected to present data Tuesday backing up the theory that pro-Russian rebels were responsible for the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.
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Delta, US Airways halt flights to Israel

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 15 min ago
US air carriers Delta Air Lines and US Airways, a unit of American Airlines Group, on Tuesday said they have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety.
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Teditorial: Reading for redemption

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 16 min ago
Early this year, several European countries implemented controversial rulings on prisoners reading books. In tonight's Teditorial, Teddy Locsin, Jr. shares why the Philippines cannot adopt these programs.
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Air France suspends flights to Tel Aviv

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 18 min ago
PARIS - Air France said on Tuesday that it was suspending its flights to Tel Aviv, joining a host of airlines to stop service to Israel because of the deadly Gaza conflict.
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Fans left searching for answers, refund after 'Last Home Stand' fiasco

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 19 min ago
MANILA - Filipino basketball fans are asking for an explanation - and refunds - following the fiasco that was the "Last Home Stand" at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.
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FAA bars US airlines from Israel for 24 hours amid Gaza crisis

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 26 min ago
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours amid safety concerns sparked by the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
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Emergency powers for Aquino? Critic warns of dangers

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 27 min ago
MANILA, Philippines--The House of Representatives is amenable to giving President Aquino emergency powers to deal with a threatened energy supply crisis in 2015 but consumer and business groups and some House members cautioned against the grant of such powers.   Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said granting Aquino emergency powers was a dangerous idea.   "It is very dangerous to grant emergency powers to anyone with a dictatorial propensity like President Aquino, as can be seen with his usurpation of Congress' power and now threatening the Supreme Court when it declared the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional," he said.   Colmenares sai...

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UK cannabis seed trader fights deportation

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 28 min ago
MANILA, Philippines--A British cannabis seed trader detained at the Bureau of Immigration jail in Taguig City said Tuesday he would fight his deportation to the United Kingdom, saying that once he gets home, he would have to mount another legal battle against extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering.   "I love this country. I want to stay here. The love of my life is here. I can't sit here [under detention] for years. What are my children going to eat?" immigration detainee Gypsy Nirvana told the Inquirer in a phone interview.   Nirvana said he was worried how his Filipino wife, Leah, will raise their five childr...

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World Cup was biggest social media event ever - Facebook

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 39 min ago
SAO PAULO - Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event on record involving 350 million Facebook Inc users worldwide, the company claimed on Monday, as it made strides into the so-called "real-time" market dominated by Twitter.
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MVP, PLDT sorry for shelved charity games

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 46 min ago
MANILA – Manny Pangilinan, chairman of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), has apologized to basketball fans for the cancellation of of the Last Home Stand charity basketball games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Vice Ganda tells Fifth: You made me cry

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 55 min ago
Vice Ganda gave words of encouragement to "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Fifth Pagotan, who recently admitted that he is bisexual, during the comedian's recent visit to the famous yellow house.
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Interpol team begins identifying victims of flight MH17 crash

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 2 min ago
PARIS - International police agency Interpol said on Tuesday one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH 17 flight that crashed over Ukraine last week.
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Cycling: Rogers wins first Tour stage at 10th attempt

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 4 min ago
Australian Michael Rogers finally earned his first stage victory in his 10th Tour de France on Tuesday.
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How to claim refunds for cancelled Gilas vs NBA exhibition match

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 16 min ago
Hours after the cancellation of a planned series of matchups between Gilas Pilipinas and a selection of NBA players, PLDT continued to assure fans that they will be refunded for their tickets to the event.
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Coca-Cola sales miss estimates as North America growth stalls

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 17 min ago
Coca-Cola Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as sales volumes in North America, its biggest market, failed to show growth for the second straight quarter.
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Pushy parent showers insiders with gifts to boost child’s career

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 35 min ago
Enterprising Parent learned the tricks of the trade from the most notorious wheeler-dealers in the biz.   EP desperately wanting to fast-track Cute Child's climb to the top, sends all sorts of gifts to middle-management decision-makers.   One factotum received plane tickets to a shopping destination abroad.   Alas, EP's machinations are unnecessary because CC actually has what it takes. Perhaps EP is just making sure that CC will not get lost in the shuffle.   Blame game   A multimillion deal between Controversial Star and Major Company reportedly went pfft, and CS' Loyal Pal was blamed. LP has vehemently denied the scuttlebutt. ...

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Oscar winner in Italian fest

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 36 min ago
After a one-year absence, the Moviemov Italian Film Festival returns with no less than an Oscar and Bafta winner as centerpiece.   In lieu of the fest last year, organizers had joined relief efforts for the survivors of Supertyphoon "Yolanda."   "We brought Italian doctors and relief goods to Tacloban City and other hard-hit areas," recalled Alfonso Tagliaferri, first secretary/deputy head of mission of the Embassy of Italy in Manila.   Major coup   Major coup for this year's event is Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," 2014 winner of the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Bafta for best foreign language film. A Cannes 2013 entry, "The ...

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